Education

Bridgehampton School Officials Explain Need for More Money

The Bridgehampton School District is going out to the taxpayers seeking an additional $4.74 million for construction in a vote to be held Thursday, September 13, from 2 to 8 p.m. in the school gym.

Bridgehampton School Student Aims to Make a Dent in Food Insecurity

James Fairchild’s resume reads like a future CEO in the making. Architecture internship in Argentina? Been there. Robotics team pilot, two years in a row? Done that. Decorated varsity tennis player? Check.

Pierson Student Sings Her Way Into Film Soundtrack

Sirena-Lee Carey has a lovely singing voice, and it caught the attention of Ginew Benton, a film director and member of the Native American Ojebwe tribe who has included a song she wrote in his independent science-fiction film.

Assemblyman Pitches Commuter Trains to Bridgehampton School

School employees were heavy users of commuter trains about 10 years ago when County Road 39 in Southampton was being improved. Now state officials are banking on them once again taking advantage of such trains.

Bridgehampton School Incurs Additional Busing Costs

Due to what a school official described as a paperwork mistake when the district’s latest transportation contract with the McCoy Bus Company was drawn up, the Bridgehampton School Board on Wednesday found itself approving additional money for busing to the H.B. Ward Technical Center in Riverhead.

Bridgehampton School Forum to be Held on Additional Construction Costs

School district officials say they need an additional $4.74 million for the project, which fell short, they say, due to unanticipated delays in the length of time it took to get the project approved by the New York State Education Department.

Sag Harbor School Board Rejects New Residency Policy

The Sag Harbor School Board on Monday sent the district’s administration back to the drawing board with its proposed new policy governing how and when it will verify if its students actually live within district boundaries and what to do when complaints and violations arise.

School District Spells Out Stella Maris Delays

Administrators attributed the change to the architectural review procedure by the New York State Education Department — a process that has been blamed for cost increases in other recent Sag Harbor School District construction projects.

Sag Harbor School Board Limits Middle Schoolers’ Cell Phone Use

Come September, students at Pierson Middle School will have to keep their cell phones not only silenced, but also out of sight and not in pockets or otherwise on their person

Boxed Lunch Pilot Program Coming to Sag Harbor Elementary

The Sag Harbor School District is developing a cold, boxed lunch service to offer to students a few days per week at Sag Harbor Elementary School, likely beginning in October as a pilot program

Breakfast, Lunch To Be Offered Free of Charge at Bridgehampton School

Starting in September, breakfast and lunch will now be a free-for-all at the Bridgehampton School — literally. Every student, regardless of family income, will now receive free breakfasts and lunches at the school if he or she chooses to, the school district recently announced.

Dialing In on Cell Phone Rules for Pierson Middle Schoolers

Calling all middle school families — the Sag Harbor School Board is weighing changes to the Pierson Middle School student cell phone policy.

Bridgehampton School Forum Planned on New Construction Costs

On September 6 at 6 p.m. in the school gym, school officials and construction professionals will address the need for the additional funding, which Superintendent Robert Hauser said arose from costs that inflated during the lengthy New York State Education Department project approval process.

Pierson Students Represent SAFE In Sag Harbor at National Conference

SAFE in Sag Harbor had a strong delegation of Pierson High School students representing their community at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 17th annual mid-year training institute, held in Orlando the week of July 16. The five students — Graham DiLorenzo, Lucie Gardella, Kiarra Fuen

McGann-Mercy Community Comes Together in New Effort to Open Catholic School

A formal push is under way to create a new Catholic high school on the East End to pick up where Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School had to leave off when the Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre closed it in June.

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